SEA Games: Singapore women's hockey team beat Indonesia 1-0 to win bronze

Singapore's female hockey team vice-captain Laura Tan with her boyfriend Harry Neo after the bronze medal match against Indonesia. Tan also celebrated her 25th birthday. -- ST PHOTO: JEREMY LIM 
Singapore's female hockey team vice-captain Laura Tan with her boyfriend Harry Neo after the bronze medal match against Indonesia. Tan also celebrated her 25th birthday. -- ST PHOTO: JEREMY LIM 

SINGAPORE - It was a case of double elation for the Singapore women's hockey team as it beat Indonesia 1-0 to win the bronze medal and vice-captain Laura Tan celebrated her 25th birthday.

Tan led by example as she defended line stoutly to secure a bronze medal in the semi-final match at the Sengkang hockey stadium on Friday evening.

Singapore started the game comfortably with possession play but only managed to penetrate the rigid Indonesian defence in the 48th minute after skipper Chua Xinni scored from a penalty corner.

Tan said: "It's an amazing feeling for me to win my first medal in the SEA Games even after such a short time of preparation.

"It's a big birthday present to both Singapore and I."

ljeremy@sph.com.sg

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